Box for Android adds 50 GB of free storage

The Box cloud-based file sharing service just gave Android-based device owners a nice upgrade. The new Box Android app is now available to download but the nicest feature is that Box is giving both new and existing Android Box users a whopping 50 GB of free storage for Box Personal account.

Normally, Box users just get 5 GB of free storage. The only catch to this deal is that Box is offering this free 50 GB of storage just for the next month so you might want to download and use the app ASAP.

In addition to all that free storage space, Box Android users get some extra features in this app upgrade. One is that you can now invite other users to check out your Box files. Other users can also edit any files on your Box folder if you so choose. You can even exchange comments about a particular file with people who you are sharing that file with.

In addition, the Box Android app also allows for multiple file uploading along with the addition of upload progress indicators. Finally a number of new languages (French, Italian, German and Spanish) have been added and Box claims more are in development.

You can check out the new features for the Box Android app in the video above this post.

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My HP Touchpad netted me 50GB of storage with Box. I dumped my Dropbox account immediately. Everything has been good with sharing on my desktop, phone, and tablet back and forth.

.Neo said,
What's the catch?
It's the fact that you don't really get to do much with that 50gb of storage other than maybe backing up 1/100th of a hard drive and leave it.

I assume it's going to be the same as the iOS promotion they did a while ago?

You think it's a good idea until you realise that you need to pay for the windows desktop sync app which makes it next to useless for anything meaningful.

So I've basically got 50 gig of storage that's a PITA to do anything with unless I pay money.

Think I'm going to stick with dropbox for now as I'm no where near my limit on it.

alex. said,
I assume it's going to be the same as the iOS promotion they did a while ago?

You think it's a good idea until you realise that you need to pay for the windows desktop sync app which makes it next to useless for anything meaningful.

So I've basically got 50 gig of storage that's a PITA to do anything with unless I pay money.

Think I'm going to stick with dropbox for now as I'm no where near my limit on it.

You can add your Box account as a networked drive, it's still doesn't doing syncing, but it's easier than logging into the website. Use 'https://www.box.net/dav/'; as the folder, and login with your credentials.

Spideroak for me, its the only cloud storage where you manage the key. Only downside is that its not as convenient as dropbox for uploading files from your phone n stuff(you cant at all from a non computer)

Little Caveat of the service under Account Information I found this:

Account type: Personal
Storage (used/total): 0B / 50.0GB 0% used
Bandwidth used: 0B of 10.0GB <-- This will be of importance to some, to me this is a deal breaker. DropBox is still where it is at. Of course this is still fantastic for users who don't upload/download that much.

Hopefully Dropbox will follow suit. Competition from Box, SkyDrive, SugarSync, Google, Amazon, Apple, etc should make things very interesting.

I got the 50GB Box.net account that came with the HP Touchpad, but there's a 100MB file size limit. At least dropbox has a larger limit at 300MB.

mayamaniac said,
I got the 50GB Box.net account that came with the HP Touchpad, but there's a 100MB file size limit. At least dropbox has a larger limit at 300MB.

To be clear

Files uploaded to Dropbox via the desktop application have no file size limit.

Files uploaded through the website (by pressing the upload button) have a 300 MB cap. In other words, each file you upload through the website must be 300 MB or less.

Gotta sign up for some bob action now!

Server must be getting hammered...

WTF! 25MB file size limit? No, wait, it's 100MB.

Edited by Shiranui, Feb 24 2012, 7:20am :